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Cypress Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1130 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2014

I have a 1rst grader that attends this school. Yes, it's not perfect, but no school is. He is excelling quite nicely, and we love both the kindergarten teacher he had and his current teacher. He's held accountable for his behavior, and when there has been problems with other kids, both the teachers and the principle have worked with us to address them properly. I was anxious about having my son attend this school originally, but I am now glad we decided to proceed with this vs private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

I give it 2 stars because of the good teachers and I took 3 stars off because my son has a bullying problem at my school and they won't do anything about it my some is in the 1st grade and gets kicked in the head , made fun of and cursed at!! My son is learning bad words at school , I buy him nice books and good quality school supplies and the other kids take it away from him I had to stop packing his lunch because he wasn't able to eat his food without kids harassing him , of and the part the principle doesn't care oh boys will be boys what can I do, and he even avoided us until the scho was about to close at 4 O'clock waited an hour and he comes out holding around like oh time fore me to go I wanted to smack him upside the head what a horrible staff, they should be ashamed to call that a learning environment!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

I love this school ms.flint is the best forth grade teacher I moved and I miss cyprees creek I will always love cypress creek elementary :(.


Posted August 27, 2013

I have 3 children attending Cypress Creek and they love it, this year better than last year. Mr. and Mrs. Denny (4th Grade) are great!!! A previously mentioned 2nd Grade teacher is no longer there, that I wasn't a big fan of. I'm in the military and moved A LOT!!! We've seen some bad schools, Cypress Creek is not one of them. It's diverse, but the teachers and principal seem to care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My kids hate this school. The cafeteria staff is rude, the principal does not care of the students. The carloop is always a mess and the teacher That escort the student they just come to meet Their coworkers to chit chat, all the times my kids get inside the car and they dont even notice They left already. They dont have any kind of sport or anything to get the kids Involved aside the classes regularly. Excluding two or three others are incompetent teachers. Dont bring your kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

My main concern about Cypress Creek Elementary is that they do no celebrate black history month. It is only celebrated by the individual teacher. I feel since there are other minority children that attend the school, those of African American Descent should feel a sense of pride and joy when the school show spirit in celebrating their culture. When it is cinco de mayo the entire school is decorated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

My children come home crying every day. They don't like this school and tell me about kids picking on them at school. Teachers seem to think it's boys being boys, but I don't think my children should come home with black eyes. The school has also told us that there isn't much homework given because all the children don't speak English well and they have other responsibilities at home. Our children will be taken out of this school at the end of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

My child is in Ms. Shoop's class this year and we have had the worst nightmare dealing with this teacher. Our child comes home with horror stories of this teacher and how she treats the students. Very disrespectful and rude!!!!! Everyday she writes negative things in my childs agenda nothing nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

i love this school and my teachers mr.stinnard mrs.sims and mr.weihs there are awesome now im going to sixth grade at shields im going to be coming to there class on the 1st or 2nd week of school went i left there june 10th i was crying i didnt want anybody to see i had to hide my face i been going to that school ever since i was in pk whick is 7 years that school was a part of my life i was crying because i was leaving it!!!!!!!!!!! i will miss my 5th grade teachers i had and if ur reading this u were awesome i wish u guys went to sixth bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope i can see you this summer!!!!!!!!!


Posted September 16, 2009

i wish my daughter was still attending cypress creek elementary because she done really well there ,and now that i have moved she has to attend ruskin elementary now and she is not doing so well there . she made good grades at cypress creek and loved school . but she does not like ruskin and the teachers dont take up the time with the kids like cypress creek does . well i hope she will get back in that school soon all my other kids went there from k-5 and they loved it ..thank you so much cypress creek elementary and the whole staff there ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My daughter has been going to Cypress Creek Elementary the past 3 years. This year I have noticed quite a difference in her accadmic progress. She has made honor roll the past 3 grading periods. Her second grade teacher was great. I just hope this continues. So far I have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

My daughter and I like this. She goes to kindergarten with Mrs Williford who really she should be named teacher of the year!!!
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Posted October 14, 2006

My child is doing really well at Cypress Creek.She usely has hard time with math but her teacher mrs.graf is really good with her.I hope that any child that has problems with math,science or more should really attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

My daughter really enjoyed attending Cypress Creek Elementary. The teachers seemed to meet her needs and were both kind and caring.
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Posted March 13, 2005

First, Principle Aiken is great. He sets the tone for the entire school and nows every parent and child by name. This is the best elementary school I have ever seen. My children's grandmother works there now in the lunchroom and she could not be more pleased either. When we moved to Ruskin from Apollo Beach, my one son was doing horribly at the elementary school in Apollo Beach. As soon as he began at Cypress Creek, the one teacher helped him and he started liking school again...as he went up in grade level, the teacher moved up. My youngest is currently attending there and is also doing very well. I wish more teachers at more schools would stay with their class as they move up in class level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

Cypress Creek Elementary is a wonderful school, led by a dedicated and caring staff. Mr. Eakins has done wonders for this school and it shows in the way the students perform and behave. As a parent I am happy to have my children attend this school. Thanks to all the wonderful people that work so hard for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
19%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 59%
White 20%
Black 16%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%67%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. ROY MORAL
Fax number
  • (813) 671-5204

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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4040 19th Avenue Northeast
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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Phone: (813) 671-5167

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